Updated: 2 days ago
Christmas time is already near. I am sure you have began Christmas shopping for this year. Each year, people ask me where they can find Japanese things to buy for their friends and family. So here is my favorite places to shop in Brisbane.
West End Kazuyo's Collection Location: Ground Floor/195 B Boundary St, West End QLD 4101 Open: Mon.-Fri. 9:30-17:00, Sat. 9:00 -16:15, Sun. 9:00 -13:00 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimonofrog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazuyoscollection/
At Kazuyo's collection, the owner Kazuyo and her curator gather hand made products made by local and overseas Japanese artists, and local artists of Brisbane. From Kimono remake products to character designed T-shirts, you will find little things that you might like those includes but not limited to Christmas cards, book marks, bags, masks, broches, Christmas wreath, accessories, cups, mugs, coaster, T-shirts, daily wear, felt toys, Japanese prints, pictures etc.
Hanasho Location: 235 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101 Open: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 - 17:30, Sat. 9:00 - 15:00 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hanasho.flowerart/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hanasho_flower_and_art/
This shop is located in the middle of hill on Boundary St. The owner Hiroaki Eba is an experienced florist from Tokyo and also ceramic artist of mini vases. You will also find beautiful ceramics made by other local ceramic artists and also from Japanese pottery. There are many selection of vase to choose from the mini vase to the large ones as well. You will also find plant themed art works and small good such as cards, accessories, home decorations etc.
From Japan Only Location: Empire Revival, 167 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064 Open: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 - 17:00, Sun. 9:00 - 16:00 Website: https://www.fromjapanonly.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fromjapanonly.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/from_japan_only/?hl=en
This shop is definitely for Kimono and Japanese antique lovers. You will find antique Kimono, Obi, Handbags, accessories, ornaments all from Japan. This little shop is packed with the love for Japanese antiques of the owner Mikiko.
Kent Florist by Miko Inoue Location: Empire Revival, 167 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064 Open: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 - 17:00, Sun. 9:00 - 16:00 Website: http://www.kent-florist.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KentFlorist/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kent_florist_by_mikiko_inoue/ Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/kent-florist-11244313050
If you visit From Japan Only in Empire Revival, this shop is on the same floor at the left from the casher. Very experienced and talented Japanese florist Mikiko creates beautiful and interesting live plant art such as Kokedama (Moss Ball), Miniature Japanese Garden, Terrarium and some dry or preserved plants art such as Herbarium, Christmas wreath etc.
You can also make your own at her very popular workshops.
Namiya Japan Location: Shop 1005, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre , Level 1,322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly
When you visit the shop, you will feel like that you are in the table ware shop in Japan. You can get chop sticks, bowls, tea wear and cups, sake set and variety of fine teas from LUPICIA which is popular flavoured tea brand in Japan. Some of their tea comes in beautiful tin, so it is nice to look at and easy to keep the quality of the tea.
If you can not find anything you like, how about nice Japanese liquor or Binchotan charcoal griller for yakitori? They can be found either at Genki Mart or Fuji Mart.
Genki Mart CBD: 123 Charlotte St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 Open: Mon. - Fri.10:30 - 19:00 , Sat. & Sun. 10:00 - 18:00 Alderley: 3/24 S Pine Rd, Alderley QLD 4051
Open: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 - 19:00, Sun. 10:00 - 18:00 Tarragindi : 8 Denham Terrace, Tarragindi QLD 4121 Open: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 - 18:30, Sun. 10:00 - 17:00
264 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Open Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 17:30, Sat. 9:30 - 17:00, Sun. 10:00 - 16:00
Lastly, during this time of the year, some people choose to give gift of experiences which can be purchased through us.
The Brisbane Japanese Language and Culture School Place: Face to Face: Shop 6, 29 Samford Road, Alderley Online Order Online: https://www.brisbanejapaneseschool.com/enrolment
You can purchase the credit towards any of our language courses and cultural experiences. You can choose your own price from $55 to unlimited.
Have a happy festive shopping!